With New School Year Starting Aug. 19, UCSD Has Filled All Teacher Vacancies

Aug 12, 2019

Classes start Monday, Aug. 19 at Unalaska's elementary and high schools.
Credit Laura Kraegel/KUCB

With one week until classes start, Unalaska's teachers are back at school Monday, training and preparing their classrooms.

Superintendent John Conwell said the Unalaska City School District has filled all eight of its teacher vacancies. That includes the high school science position, which David Gibson resigned over the summer to accept a job with Unalaska's Department of Fire and Emergency Medical Services.

"We have a larger number than usual of new teachers," said Conwell. "As much as we hate seeing teachers leave, we are really excited about some of the new talent we have joining our faculty this year."

Conwell said students will the meet new — and returning — teachers when classes start next Monday, Aug. 19 at 8:30 a.m. There will also be a Sept. 4 orientation night for families, followed by a back-to-school barbecue for the community.